International Workshop on Sciences and Narratives of Nature: East & West ,December 12-14, 2011
This workshop ‘Sciences and Narratives of Nature: East and West’ was hosted at the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (MCPH) at Manipal University in Manipal, Karnataka. It was co-organized by Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (MCPH) and Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster of Canada. This workshop is the second part of a multi-stage collaborative initiative between Canadian, Indian and Southeast Asian scholars in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). It adopted a comparative approach to examine the rise of science and concepts of nature in the “East” and the “West”. The workshop was supported by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Manipal University, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the University of New South Wales and the Asia Research Centre at the National University of Singapore. This workshop was part of an attempt to examine the historical, philosophical and sociological aspects of science, including its extremely powerful role in modern society. Another goal of the workshop was to understand the ethics in science and the debates on valid knowledge and proof. Some of the speakers tried to place Indian intellectual traditions in the broader context of science. This event tried to fill the absence of a robust scholarly network that allowed scholars from different parts of the world to work together on questions relating to the nature and practice of science. Each session was about a broad sub-theme and two speakers presented on topics which come under that sub-theme for about 20 minutes each. The presentations were followed by a general discussion which involved the participation of the speakers and the non-presenters, mainly consisting of research scholars and
junior faculty members.
A report of the workshop is available here
The names and affiliations of the non-presenting participants are given below:Click here